Slightly tricky. As you may have noticed the Water Bear web base is a translation
from the monthly German "Bärtierchen-Journal". But it must be
admitted that the BUGA ("Bundesgartenschau", to be translated as
German "National Garden Show") is merely of local and regional
interest. You will be able to deduct this from the fact that the word "National"
is included in its name whereas the word "German" has been omitted.
And all of us know that e.g. the English, the French or the Chinese gardening traditions
are definitely coming closer to the ideal of perfect gardening. Nevertheless we will give it a try here.
The Munich BUGA took place in 2005, twelve years back from now.
From a tardigrades' point of view each BUGA opening is marking some kind of year zero settling date.
Everything will be digged up, new rocks and seeds placed, everything being small, neat
and somewhat sterile in the beginning. This is the point where settling pioneers
like the tardigrades come in. We had a first look at their progress in 2015.